Going Dutch

THIS Fremantle home has the best of both worlds.

From the street, it looks like a classic early 1900s weatherboard cottage with a cute bullnose verandah and white picket fence.

Inside has some gorgeous period features too, but this three bedroom two bathroom abode has been extended at the rear with a huge open plan living/dining/kitchen area.

It means you have all those beautiful touches of yesteryear plus the space and modernity needed for a family in 2022.

The Chook always likes a home that reflects its locale, and this one doesn’t disappoint with a subtle ocean theme in the huge kitchen with dark blue cupboards and doors offsetting the sky blue splashback and white benchtops.

It’s really well done and evokes that relaxing beach feel without being too obvious with shells or anchors dangling from the roof.

The kitchen has a largish island bench/breakfast bar with double sinks, giving you plenty of space for food prep and a more casual dining spot.

The open plan area feels extremely spacious thanks to the white colour scheme and the dainty lights on wires strung across the ceiling.

It’s an unusual lighting option, but blends in well with the surroundings.

There’s plenty of space for a dining table and a lounge setting in the corner.

Importantly, there’s a second living area, seperate from the open plan, which is perfect if you have older kids or just want another room to read or relax in.

It’s a cosy space with a modern wood burner and is perfect for those chilly nights when winter comes around again.

From both living areas you can access the alfresco, which has a partly sheltered deck and loads of space for a BBQ, dining setting and wood-fired pizza oven.

The deck overlooks a neat back garden with a nice patch of lawn and a shed in the corner.

It’s a decent size without being too much to maintain and perfect if you have a dog that needs to stretch its legs during the day.

Everything is immaculately presented in this house, including the three bedrooms, with the ensuite main featuring walk-in robes.

The ocean vibe is continued in the bathroom with a blue and aquamarine tile mosaic on the side of the bath and above the vanity. A cute touch.

The home includes a study nook, laundry, attic with extra storage, original jarrah floorboards, fireplace and split system air con.

Situated on a 352sqm survey-strata title block on Holland Street, you are a short walk from loads of great cafes and restaurants like 9 Seeds and Mother India, around the corner from several parks and the Royal Fremantle Golf Club, and in the catchment for East Fremantle Primary School and John Curtin College of the Arts. And when you feel like a night out or going for a swim, Fremantle and South Beach are just down the hill.

Home open today (Saturday October 15) 1pm – 1.30pm Offers from $1m
132 Holland Street, Fremantle
Yard Property 9339 1006
Agents Todd Grierson 0417 881 772 Clare Hickey-Shand 0424 593 136

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